Oscar 2018 is trending high at present. “The Shape of Water” is currently leading the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards. The romance saga between a mute woman and a crazy aquatic monster is all set to bag awards in the category of best picture, best director, and screenplays. In addition, it is up for acting awards for Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins, along with a few in technical categories.
Well, Christopher Nolan’s hugely hyped war movie “Dunkrik” was quite strong as well. It got 8 nominations, which included best picture, director and cinematography. However, there was nothing in the category of acting.
“Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri” has made it big by bagging awards at the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards. It’s a movie about a woman who confronts a police post murder of her daughter. It’s done an envious job by bagging prizes in categories like best picture, lead actress for Frances Mc Dormand. There are couple of nominations in supporting actor category as well, for Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson.
However, the distinguishing part about this year’s Oscar was the nomination of Rachel Morrison. The “Mudbound” cinematographer became the first woman in this category to get nominated, thus making history in Oscar.
Talking about the event, Jimmy Kimmel is going to host the ceremony, once again. Many must have gone surprised to see him here, especially after the “La La Land”-“Moonlight” debacle. Undoubtedly, he would wish to do everything perfect this time. So, all eyes are on the 4th March event on ABC.
Finally, if we count the nominations in numbers (of the movies), “The Shape of Water” is leading with 13, followed by “Dunkirk” at 8, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” at 7, “Darkest Hour” at 6, “Phantom Thread” at 6, “Phantom Thread” at 6, “Blade Runner 2049” at 5, “Lady Bird” at 5, “Call Me by Your Name” at 4, “Get Out” at 4, “Mudbound” at 4, and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at 4.
Coming to the nominations for the 90th Academy awards in Best picture, the names are-
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, “The Post”, “The Shape of Water”, “Dunkirk”, “Lady Bird”, “Get Out”, “Call Me By Your Name”, “Phantom Thread”, and “Darkest Hour”.